Need advice....dog chewing furniture!
Sophie is our beautiful 8 month old goldendoodle whom we love dearly. The family is away from the house 8 hours a day during the week, which yes I know is not the most ideal situation for the dog. She has the run of three rooms in the house while we are away. Within the last 2 weeks she has begun to chew door casings, the bottom of kitchen cabinets, etc. I've tried leaving her chew toys sprayed with a little olive oil and sprinkled with garlic salt, leaving her kong stuffed with treats, her jollyball and some stuffies. I've tried spraying the bottom of the cabinets & casings with bitter apple. Last night we returned home to find the bottom of the back door scratched and bitten. Should I go back to going home at lunch, should I go back to crating her again. My husband takes her to work with him occasionally when he can. My two children will be home on occasion when out of school so with summer coming she shouldn't be left alone so often. Any advice is welcomed!